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Finally nailed it.

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Printed Date: 27 May 2024 at 12:29pm


Topic: Finally nailed it.
Posted By: shaneg
Subject: Finally nailed it.
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2023 at 9:34pm
Family had bach at mathesons/ leigh for years. Saw fish weighed as kid here. I'm old. Released 130kg est striped marlin today solo south of hen. Fight time shade under 3 hours. Very energetic fish that wouldnt give up easy. Swam away with hook off lure i had to cut off as wasnt coming out easily. Took a pukula fantom lure. They dont get many out Leigh these days.. but still there.[IMG][/IMG]



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Posted By: Fish Addict
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2023 at 10:00pm
Good effort on the catch and release Thumbs Up


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2023 at 10:05pm
Cheers. Having a rum to celebrate. Few old boys round Leigh who always knew fish were here and gave some good oil for young fella where to go,are pretty happy as wellFish still meter or so under on this photo.


Posted By: FlawOne
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2023 at 8:13am
Great work Shane, right under everyone's noses! Next challenge the infamous Anchorite Black

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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2023 at 3:45pm
Well done Shane, pretty good to catch one where most people wouldn't even try. Personally I would have gone and bought a huge frying pan Big smile

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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2023 at 4:40pm
Nice one Shane👍
I released my first marlin, too.



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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2023 at 4:57pm
Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

Well done Shane, pretty good to catch one where most people wouldn't even try. Personally I would have gone and bought a huge frying pan Big smile

Yeah smudge. I was so knackered there was no way I could pulled in the boat by myself. My days of pulling them in boat by myself are well over. Completely forgot how hard they are solo. Still had arm cramps this morning and real tired so just went for snapper fish this arvo.


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2023 at 5:03pm
Originally posted by Fishb8 Fishb8 wrote:

Nice one Shane👍
I released my first marlin, too.


CHEERS Roy. Not quite my first. But first out of Leigh. 5th time trying lucky out of here. And a nice 1 hour short drive to bach for me compared to 3 hours plus to Tuts where usually fish ... where my mates all went this weekend.


Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2023 at 6:07pm
Excellent result for perseverance and sticking to a plan. Kudos to you.
And 3 hrs standup is an epic effort no matter how old you are. I know whippersnappers who would be wilting. Top marks. Nice looking fish.
And managing a cool pic is a bonus.
Well done.
Alan


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Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2023 at 6:29pm
Well done mate, welcome to the solo club, and good on you for letting it swim away.

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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2023 at 6:48pm
Thanks alan and geoff.
Solo club .. been there before, and shortly after they stoped letting people do it in comps at tuts. And I was in fair bit trouble with marlin we eventually put on board that day. Its always better and safer to have someone else that I do know. Also meant I could got fish quicker yesterday if had someone else with me.. My wife does like to be on strike all the time .. so guess there is one attraction of solo fishing for me but thats about only one.. Its my 3rd solo marlin, probably the last.


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2023 at 6:55pm
It does appear Ive re-discovered a new (or old ground) marlin fishery ... I think I call it the triangle based one the islands bordering it. ;-)


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2023 at 8:02pm
Originally posted by FlawOne FlawOne wrote:

Great work Shane, right under everyone's noses! Next challenge the infamous Anchorite Black

Yes Flawone ... still looking for one of those.


Posted By: kimber7wsm
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2023 at 7:42am
Nice one


Posted By: Muzzfishing
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2023 at 6:24pm
Well done Shane Thumbs Up

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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2023 at 6:58pm
Originally posted by shaneg shaneg wrote:

Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

Well done Shane, pretty good to catch one where most people wouldn't even try. Personally I would have gone and bought a huge frying pan Big smile

Yeah smudge. I was so knackered there was no way I could pulled in the boat by myself. My days of pulling them in boat by myself are well over. Completely forgot how hard they are solo. Still had arm cramps this morning and real tired so just went for snapper fish this arvo.

Hehe good man. It's a lot of work dealing with a big fish from whoah to go. I never question someone keeping or releasing one regardless of size. Well done on a solo catch, I doubt I'd be up to that.


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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2023 at 8:10pm
Well done Shane. Yep solo can be quite a hand full. Awesome to get one down there. 


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2023 at 9:33pm


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2023 at 9:53pm


Who would have thought you would find water like this so close to hauaraki gulf ... actually been here most years around abouts around now,  I’ve just never seen it this good! Have a good look at water in first photo and last one.



Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2023 at 7:57pm
Originally posted by shaneg shaneg wrote:

Photo is a fail on this end


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2023 at 8:33pm
Originally posted by shaneg shaneg wrote:

can you see these ones Doug?

Who would have thought you would find water like this so close to hauaraki gulf ... actually been here most years around abouts around now,  I’ve just never seen it this good! Have a good look at water in first photo and last one.



Posted By: SaltyC
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2023 at 9:20pm
I can see all the photos, that is some nice blue water all right!


Posted By: terrafish
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2023 at 5:32pm
Nice work Shane. No better feeling than pulling off a well executed plan


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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2023 at 7:32pm
Yep Nice day alright. 



Posted By: Sufishent
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2023 at 5:38pm
Well done Shane - great effort!

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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2023 at 8:18pm
Cheers  Steve.. trying again on Friday (good forecast) this time with my little brother as crew… he’s not an experienced  game fisherman but my thinking will be way easier with someone else if lightening strikes twice. He did catch nice 30lb kingi with me off Campbells Bay reef a few years ago… so actually quite a lucky fisherman.
Bit of interest generated, as few other boats looking to head out. Think will have good time… will have few slow jig rods on board as well… to catch a feed.


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2023 at 10:04pm
Originally posted by terrafish terrafish wrote:

Nice work Shane. No better feeling than pulling off a well executed plan
Cheers Terry, now need to do it again and prove wasn’t a fluke.


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2023 at 10:10pm
Originally posted by SaltyC SaltyC wrote:

I can see all the photos, that is some nice blue water all right!
Sorry Gary just noticed I hadn’t replied. Was a great day and water fantastic.. water gone bit colder now …. and mate went out there Thursday. Said all skippys and bait gone. Purse seiner now also gone. Hopefully few skippys and kahawai if not all dead …come back.Ouch
 Is an area I love and will troll lures in future as I have a few times last few years…and hopefully can release a marlin or two.  Provided the seiners leave it alone. Angry


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2023 at 11:18pm
Thanks also to Alec (kimber )  and Murray ( muzz fishing ) for the acknowledgements. Cheers Shane I am drinking wife’s vodka so maybe not quite right.. but love  you guys.



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